Health, Life, AD&D, Dental & Optical InsuranceMajor medical plan offered through Priority Health. The Plan is a Point of Service plan, with preferred benefits available if the employee uses physicians within the Priority Health network (deductible and some co-pays required.) If outside the network, alternative benefits apply (with higher deductibles and limited coverage.) Most of family premiums paid by City. Prescription co-pays apply. Life and AD&D insurance levels set at $50,000 per employee, plus limited life insurance coverage on dependants. Supplemental insurance (hospitalization, cancer treatment, etc.) available through AFLAC, at 100% employee cost. There is a 15% optical discount available from Kent Optical because we are members of Priority Health.
PensionCity participates in the State Municipal Employees' Retirement System (MERS). Benefit program of B-3 (2.25% of member's final average compensation multiplied by years and months of credited service) not to exceed 80% of member's final average compensation. Ten-year vesting with Pension 100% paid by City.
Deferred CompensationAvailable through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Retirement Corporation. Payroll deductions by employees, only; no City contribution.
Paid HolidaysNew Year's Day, Good Friday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day. Birthday is a floating holiday.
- 5 days after completion of 6 months
- 5 additional days after completion of 1 year
- 10 days after completion of 2 years
- 15 days after completion of 5 years
- 18 days after completion of 10 years
- 20 days after completion of 15 years
- 25 days after completion of 20 years
Paid Sick LeaveOne day per month (12/year up to a maximum accrual of 150 days) after completion of 6-month probationary period.
Business Expenses / Mileage ReimbursementAll reasonable expenses incurred on City business, as documented with receipts, are reimbursable. Business travel with personal auto currently reimbursed at $0.58 / mile.
City-Owned Fitness FacilityCity has full-scale City Hall fitness facility available to employee, spouse and older children living in the home at no charge.
Education/Training ReimbursementReimbursement of approved coursework at 1-half of tuition cost plus full cost of textbooks upon completion of course and if a grade of at least "C" is attained. Workshops, conferences and specific training opportunities paid by City with proper authorization.
Funeral LeaveRegular full-time employees shall be allowed 3 days of paid leave for the death of spouse, child, sibling, parent, stepparent, step sibling, stepchild or other member living in the household. One day is allowed for death of grandparents, grandchildren or an immediate family member of his/her spouse as defined above.
Merit Pay PlanAll employees not covered by a collective bargaining agreement are "merit" employees. A classification and pay grade system is in place. Employees are eligible for a merit
(1-step) increase at the end of the 6-month probationary period and annually, thereafter, upon a positive performance review by the supervising Department Head. City Council has, to date, periodically adjusted the pay plan with an annual cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) to keep wages competitive. Neither merit nor COLA increases are guaranteed.